Taco Del Mar is the fresh, fast and fun alternative to traditional Mexican food, serving mondo burritos and ripping fish tacos with a friendly, relaxe.. read mored Baja style. Headquartered in Seattle, TDM has multiple locations throughout the Western U.S. and Canada and we're opening new stores just about every week! Visit our LOCATIONS page to find a TDM near you.
We feature large, hand-rolled burritos and fish tacos, made to order with the freshest, healthiest ingredients, just the way you want them. Our service is fast, our people are enthusiastic, our store environments are inspired by beach culture and we're growing, growing, growing.
So grab your surfboard, let's head out and catch the next wave together. It's a real possibility when you hook up with one of America's hottest concepts, Taco Del Mar.
Taco Del Mar opened on June 8, 1992 on Pier 57 in Seattle's historic waterfront district. The founders, brothers James and John Schmidt, created a name and logo that reflected the signature menu itemsâ€”the Fish Tacos and Mission-Style Burritos.
James "discovered" fish tacos while studying at the University of California at San Diego in the late '80s. His inspiration for Taco Del Mar was the funky shoreline shacks that dotted the Southern California and Baja beaches, feeding big burritos and fish tacos to the hungry surfers and beach crowd. There was something about the food that was incredibly real, fresh, fast, flavorful and very filling.
Today, this company that started with $22,000 in startup capital (from friends and family) is franchising in over 75 DMA's and has stores throughout the United States and Canada. What was once a summer restaurant on the Pier, is now a major contender in the national franchising environment and poised to maintain its growth for years to come. Taco Del Mar has become one of the top five national players in Mexican Fast Casual restaurants in terms of number of units.